View Full Version : G74SX-A1 Backup/Imaging Software Solution?

05-03-2015, 11:30 PM
I've recently restored my G74SX-A1 to factory default and spent a number of hours over a couple of days updating all the software, hardware and Windows 7. I've come across several posts asking similar questions on other forums, but the ones I've read don't seem to fit what I view to be my needs or are a number of years old making current relevance a question. I won't be using the AI Backup since it states the factory profile has been deleted.

Before I start using my laptop regularly again, I'd like to backup/image the OS boot drive, a 240Gb Corsair Force GS SSD. What I would like is something that will be able to span several BD-R if needed (OS, drivers and factory software come to ~68Gb), I don't need cloud storage, free would be nice but not necessary, re-sizing capability isn't necessary since I'm sure I won't be going to a smaller SSD later.

I still have an internal Seagate 750Gb that I use for programs and disconnect when performing any sort of major recovery like I just did, so I won't be including it in the backup/imaging.

Any help is always greatly appreciated and given consideration. :)

05-04-2015, 03:25 AM
I've had good luck using Macrium Reflect, the free version is good for Images. the paid for version will back up files and folders. I used the free version for a couple of years since back in 2012 the were the only ones that could image a UEFI GPT disk and restore a booting disk. I bought in with the latest version 6 to Pro. Dumping Acronis on all my units.